Eight guitarists from all over the globe have been chosen to compete in the 2014 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition.
In alphabetical order, they are: Dan Alexandru Arhire (Romania); Chad Ibison (United States), who competed before in 2008; Ekachai Jearakul (Thailand); Laura Klemke (Germany); Marcin Kuzniar (Poland); Sanel Redzic (Bosnia and Germany); Marko Topchii (Ukraine); and You Wang (China).
The semifinals will take place in the WNED Studios in downtown Buffalo on June 4 and 5. The finals will be held June 7 in Kleinhans Music Hall.
Each event begins at 7:30 p.m. The semifinals will be broadcast live on Classical 94.5 WNED and streamed online at www.wned.org. Tickets are $12 for the semifinals and $41-$72 for the finals, with discounts for students and seniors. For info, call 885-5000.